Deputy recovering at home after crash during high-speed chase in Chesterfield Co.

Deputy recovering at home after crash during high-speed chase in Chesterfield Co.
On Tuesday, Deputy Blake Elvis returned home after being in the hospital from the crash. (Source: Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office)

CHESTERFIELD, S.C. (WBTV) - A Chesterfield County deputy is recovering at home after he was injured after crashing during a high-speed chase on Sunday.

On Tuesday, Deputy Blake Elvis returned home after being in the hospital from the crash.

“Please continue to pray for Deputy Elvis as he recovers from his injuries,” a Facebook post from the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office read.

Today, Deputy Blake Elvis returned home after being in the hospital from an automobile accident that happened on...

Posted by Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Deputies responded to Bailey Saw Road in Chesterfield County in reference to a man with a gun.

Officers said a second person reported a man pointing a rifle at them, according to deputies.

The man, identified as William Lee Oliver, was driving a green Jeep Cherokee when deputies attempted a traffic stop.

Oliver took off, starting a pursuit when he pointed the rifle at the officers. Deputies said Oliver crashed his vehicle and was taken to the hospital.

Deputy Elvis crashed into a town officer in Chesterfield during the pursuit. He was taken to CMC-Main in Charlotte for his injuries.

Oliver is facing charges of pointing and presenting a firearm, numerous driving offenses, possession of a weapon by a convinced felon and attempted murder.

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